Our Spring Quaffable Case is now available and in-store. 12 bottles – 6 reds and 6 whites – for just £74.99, which works out at £6.25 per bottle. The quality of the wines make this case genuinely excellent value for money. Here’s a list of the wines included in the case…
Alvis Drift Viognier – Worcester, SouthAfrica, 2016, 13.5%
A delicious Viognier from an under the radar winery that is picking up numerous awards for their wines, this wine collecting 3 Golds in South African competitions. A nice soft style with hints of peach and honeysuckle, good texture with a subtle dry finish and touch of apricot fruit. Excellent with spicy Asian dishes.
Teira Sauvignon Blanc – Sonoma County, USA, 2014, 13.5%
A Sonoma County Sauvignon for only £6.25?? Full price this wine is around £14.99 however we picked up a fantastic deal on the last few cases of this and it’s a true value gem. Light and fresh with a Loire Valley-esque style. Shows light citrus fruit and fresh grass with a sophisticated mineral note in the finish. Perfect with goats cheese or smoked salmon.
Swan Hill Peace Chardonnay/PinotGrigio – Victoria, Australia, 2013,12%
An interesting blend that is becoming more popular and works brilliantly in this wine. Lots of upfront juicy fruit, with citrus notes, touch of green apple and a lovely ripe and mouth filling style. Nice and balanced with soft acidity and the little bit of bottle age brings out a riper more rounded fruit in the finish. Great with pork.
Villa Maria Reserve Riesling – Marlborough, New Zealand, 2008, 10.5%
A truly stunning buy at this price. Riesling is often undervalued and this offers incredible flavour and depth. Initial flavour reminiscent of lime marmalade with lovely wafts of the ‘diesel’ note that typically develops as Riesling ages. Bright fresh acidity and with just a touch of sweetness in the finish. A brilliant little wine that will be a great match for spicy belly pork.
Vielle Grange Chardonnay – Pays D’oc, France, 2015, 13%
A nice example of good, solid, regional French Chardonnay made by a talented winemaker from the Languedoc. Soft and clean with gentle hint of honeydew melon and wafts of light apple fruit, enough acidity to keep it bright and fresh and a touch of malolactic fermentation to add a nice gentle creaminess. Unoaked so avoids being too heavy and a great match to plain chicken or creamy pasta.
Green Fish Verdejo – Rueda, Spain, 2016, 12.5%
Verdejo has often been regarded as Spain’s finest white grape variety and this lovely fresh example is a great introduction. Showing a bright and clean lemon fruit note reminiscent of lemon sherbet, round in texture with a soft balanced style, not too sharp. Lovely clean and simple style but very pleasant and a great match to a fresh garden salad with mackerel.
Alvis Drift Cabernet Sauvignon – Worcester,SouthAfrica,2013,13.5%
Great example of excellent value Cabernet from this award-winning producer. Lots of big bold dark fruit intertwined with smoky charcoal notes and hints of coffee bean. Full bodied but with a nice softness of fruit, some sturdy tannins but not too overbearing. Match up with a decent steak.
Finca del Alta Malbec/Merlot – Mendoza, Argentina, 2016, 12%
Argentinian Malbec is more popular than ever so finding a good example at a decent price is getting hard. We think this is a great value drop of wine. Blending Malbec with Merlot results in a wine of great balance; the Malbec brings a fuller body complemented by the concentrated juicy fruit of the Merlot. This is a lighter example so is great for drinking on its own.
BeyondtheRiver Shiraz – South Eastern Australia, 14%
A full bodied, fruity and smooth wine with glorious aromas of dark berry fruits that carries over on to the palate. Big, juicy dark berry flavours combine with a nice soft spiciness that lingers in the finish. A great wine for the first BBQ of the year!
Escena Rioja – Spain, 2014, 13.5%
Excellent value for this delicious, fruit driven ‘Joven’ Rioja. Lots of primary fruit with a soft blackberry note, a hint of Tempranillo’s typical strawberry in the background, all wrapped up with a nice soft waft of vanilla. Soft but present tannins lead to a lovely lingering finish of soft fruit and gentle white spice. Great with spicy lamb.
Fico Grande Sangiovese – Romagne, Italy, 2015,13%
Produced in the Bidente Valley in Emilia Romagna, one of the area’s top sites for growing Sangiovese. Soft and supple, this wine carries lovely red fruit flavours along with spice and pepper, followed by long, smooth tannins. Great with a classic Italian pasta dish.
Vielle Grange Merlot – PaysD’oc, France, 2015, 13.5%
An excellent partner to the white from this very reliable producer. Good soft dark berry fruit, juicy and very easy drinking. A touch of wild herb in the finish along with a little tannin gives the wine a nice structure and pushes it up a level from just being simple soft fruity red. Very drinkable stuff and perfect with a good cheese board.
OUR SPRING CASE IS THE FIRST OF FOUR SEASONAL CASES THIS YEAR…..
OUR SUMMER CASE WILL BE RELEASED ON JUNE 15TH.
OUR AUTUMN CASE WILL BE RELEASED ON SEPT 1ST.
OUR CHRISTMAS CASE WILL BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 15TH.
AND…. IF YOU BUY ONE OF EACH DURING THE YEAR YOU WILL GET A FREE £20 VOUCHER TO SPEND IN THE SHOP!!